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New York State Civil Service Disaster Preparedness Program Representative 1 (NY HELPS) in Albany, New York


Agency Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of

Title Disaster Preparedness Program Representative 1 (NY HELPS)

Occupational Category Other Professional Careers

Salary Grade 14

Bargaining Unit PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary Range From $52198 to $66634 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 1220 Washington Avenue

Building 22

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12226

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are: Four years of emergency management experience coordinating and implementing emergency management and disaster preparedness programs; preparation or modification of disaster plans; preparing, modifying, and presenting of disaster educational training and/or exercises; gathering and analyzing information to produce briefings or reports or to make timely and effective incident response decisions; representing an agency or organization in an Emergency Operations Center or leadership position on the Incident Command System; and managing or supervising logistics operations during a major emergency or disaster by overseeing the distribution or staging of equipment and supplies.Substitutions: an associate degree in a related field can substitute for two years of specialized experience; a bachelor’s in a related field degree can substitute for four years of experience.*Specialized Degree Areas: Atmospheric Science, Business Continuity, Business Organizational Security Management, Criminal Intelligence Analysis, Criminal Investigations, Criminal Justice, Crisis, Critical Infrastructure, Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, Disaster or Emergency Management, Disaster Resilience, Disaster Science, Emergency Preparedness, Emergency or Public Safety Services, Emergency and/or Risk Management, Fire and Emergency Services, Geography, Homeland Security, Informatics, Meteorology, National Security, Political Science, Public Administration, Security Studies, System Safety and Security, or Urban or Regional Planning.Applicants may also be appointed to this position if currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title OR are a current New York State employee with one year or more of qualifying permanent service in a position allocated to a Grade 12 or above and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Duties Description The incumbent will report to the Office of Emergency Management Operations Section. Duties include but are not limited to:• Assist with the development of policies and procedures for the Operations Section. • Research, analyze, and report on program activities. • Write, review, and implement emergency operational procedures, plans and communications. • Assist with Operations facility activities, controls, and management. • Attend, coordinate, and assist with instructing training courses related to Incident Command and Emergency Management. • Assist in assessing the training needs of state and local agencies and other organizations that support the state's emergency management efforts. • Support, track, and resource mass gathering events and other planned events occurring in the state.• Manage or supervise logistics operations during an emergency or disaster by overseeing the distribution or staging of equipment and supplies.• Monitor all emergency management requests submitted through New York Responds.• Maintain the State Emergency Operations Center.• Gather and analyze information to produce briefings or reports or to make timely and effective incident response decisions.• Professionally interact with local, state, and federal government agencies and officials at all levels via telephone, email, and in person. • Maintain proficiency in, conduct regular tests of, and schedule maintenance of multiple types of technology and communications equipment. • 10% travel may be required.

Additional Comments Candidates who are current 55b/c eligible and meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply. If interested in this position and applying using your 55b/c status, please provide us a couple of your current 55b/c eligibility letter.*This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS). For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At a future date, it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in an NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.NOTE: Support of operations during times of emergency and disaster from State Emergency Operations Center (EOC), state field offices and/or local deployments may be required, which would result in a change and/or increase in working hours, locations and/or duties.NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the agency’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

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Name Human Resources/EW

Telephone 518-486-5700

Fax 518-486-8432

Email Address


Street NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, HRM

1220 Washington Ave., Building 7A

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12226

Notes on Applying Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID 162656 in the subject line of your application email to